Critical VehiclesKrzysztof Wodiczko's work is an ongoing aesthetic research on how design, performance, and media interact to encourage dialogue for social change. This research has taken the form of projections on public monuments and buildings, and "vehicles", such as the Homeless Vehicle and Poliscar. Wodiczko's last solo exhibition in New York was "Xenology: Immigrant Instruments" in 1996 at Galerie Lelong. In the last seven years, Wodiczko has been the subject of several retrospective exhibitions: Hiroshima City Art Museum, Polish Pavilion – Biennial of Architecture- Venice, Fundacio Tapies - Barcelona, Walker Art Center - Minneapolis, Centrum Sztuki Museum – Poland and De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam. He has also been included in several international group exhibitions, such as Ars 95 in Helsinki and La Ville at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Recent video projection: "Let Freedom Ring" for ICA Boston in 1998, projected upon Bunker Hill monument. Krzysztof Wodiczko is currently Director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts. An anthology of Wodiczko's writings, entitled "Krzysztof Wodiczko: Art Public/Art Critique" was published by the Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Beaux Arts, Paris in 1995. A collection of his writings, "Critical Vehicles", the first book in English, was published by MIT Press in March 1999.
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Krzysztof Wodiczko (Varsovia, 1943) se graduó en la Akademie Sztuk Pilknych en el año 1968, especializándose en diseño industrial.
A controversial project of his was the design and construction of a special cart for homeless people. After consultation with homeless people in New York City, the cart could be used to transport a small number of belongings, provided space for the collection of bottles, and could be used as a primitive shelter.